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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Oct 2021 7:49 a.m. PST

It was a fabled kingdom known in ancient times as the Island of Gold, a civilisation with untold wealth that explorers tried in vain to find long after its unexplained disappearance from history around the 14th century. The site of Srivijaya may finally have been found by local fishing crews carrying out night-time dives on the Musi River near Palembang on the Indonesian island of Sumatra…

The Guardian: link

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 9:02 a.m. PST

Interesting find, in more ways than one!

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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 9:41 a.m. PST

There's a lot of hyperbole in that article, making it hard to sift through the claims to get at the details. But it's still a fascinating bit of history.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2021 6:38 a.m. PST

As long as it keeps them off WW2 wreaks in search of new "treasure"

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